Amazon is planning to retrain one third of its workforce by 2025. The retail giant is investing $7,000 per worker in a voluntary program that will shift employees to new work.
It’s a experiment in whether companies can use technology to retain its talent. Amazon’s upskilling plan includes 6 pathways to different careers, available at any Amazon location.
But Amazon is just one company and most organizations don’t have the resources necessary to rapidly reskill their workforce. If at least one third of American jobs are at risk of automation in the next 10 years, more educators and employers are going to have to rethink how to train the next generation of talent for the future of work.